To me, the Fay St. warehouse implosion is a statement of progress for the greater Utica, NY, area. For too many years, the “old school” thinking and deal making by city politicians has been an anchor preventing our region from moving forward. The implosion of the Fay St. warehouse represents a physical and psychological breakthrough for our area and adds even more energy to the momentum our area is seeing happen all around us. Watching the building fall made me feel like our city was finally able to leave harbor and head toward a better place. The wind is at our backs.